What a beautiful weekend we had here in NorCal. It was the first sun we had that was warm and inviting since, um, I don't know, I'm not a meteorologist but I know it was nice. Flip flop season finally! If you know me I wear flip flops religiously.
This year flip flops have a whole new meaning for me. I have what I believe to be Plantar Fasciitis. That is self diagnosed but I will be seeing a doctor soon to get a professional opinion. With Plantar Fasciitis I must wear shoes (and that includes flip flops) with arch support.
The words "arch support" ring old lady! Just like "sore joints" and "fiber" do. Well I have sore joints and I make sure I get enough fiber in my diet. But I am not old. Well, nature must think a 40 year old woman that works out 4-6 times a week really hard, is old.
Yes, I said it, I'm 40. And last year I knew this number was coming. So I started to workout. Not just your simple aerobics or bike riding. Circuit training, kick boxing, and personal training workouts. I am more fit, yet more achy than I have ever been.
It is very hard to start a regiment of kicking, jumping jacks, planks, mountain climbers and any other movement that invokes sweating for an hour at 40. Everything hurts. Sure I have more energy. But I also wake up with my body begging to stay in that fetal position.
But I love what I am doing because I know when I do get old, and that is the old I decide, not nature, I want to be the strongest and healthiest I can be.
Back to the flip flops...do you know what arch support flip flops cost? I looked it up $75! I can't afford to be injured! $75! I am used to $30. This is going to be an expensive summer.